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NYPD says prisoner hangs himself in holding cell

September 7, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who apparently hung himself at a Brooklyn police station.

Police said the man was found hanging by his shirt inside a cell at the 61st Precinct stationhouse in the Gravesend neighborhood on Aug. 30.

He was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he died on Thursday.

The Daily News reports ( that the man had been arrested for possession of the date-rape drug ketamine.

The Police Department's internal affairs bureau is investigating.

Police have not released the man's name.



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